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A 21-year-old member asked:

do these endometrial implants or endometriosis act like normal endometrium inside the uterus?

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Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 19 years experience
In Some ways: In some ways yes because they implants are sensitive to your body's own hormones production and they are more active at times when they are influenced by your hormones production.
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Not exactly: Although endometriosis tissue has the same components as the endometrium the behavior is different. Inside the uterus, the lining sheds itself monthly in an organized way. Endometriosis on the contrary, results in a festering inflammation that can cause pain, infertility and adhesions.

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Will breastfeeding help shrink my uterus to its pre-pregnancy size?

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Not a direct effect.: Breastfeeding itself probably does not shrink your uterus, but it causes your body to produce Pitocin (oxytocin) which will make your uterus contract. This is natures way of minimizing your postpartum blood loss. By about six weeks postpartum, your uterus will be back to a normal size regardless of whether you breastfeed.
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If i'm 20 weeks and the doctor measured my uterus as 22 CM when it should be 20 CM does this mean that my dates are wrong?

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How long after stopping lupron (leuprolide) for endometriosis will it take for your body to go back to normal?

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A 41-year-old female asked:

I have had surgeries for endometriosis and I really want to get pregrant am 42 what can I do.?

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Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
RE ASAP: See a reproductive endocrinologist as soon as you can: all else notwithstanding, if you are 42 years old you don't have time to waste. See a specialist; you may not need aggressive treatment but you can't afford the luxury of trial and error that younger women often have. Best of luck!
A 46-year-old member asked:

How safe is the polyvinyl alcohol used for uterine aterial embolization?

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Dr. Shawn Sarin
Vascular Surgery 23 years experience
Safe: Pva is a safe particle that is used for uterine artery embolization. However, it's particles are irregular in shape and not a consistent size. Therefore the use of this has largely been abandoned outside of a few select centers. There are many other embolic agents that are used, thought to have have more uniform size.

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